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Ghana Infectious Disease Centre GIDC commissioned: Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on behalf of President Akufo-Addo, joined other stakeholders to commission Ghana’s first-ever 100-bed Infectious Disease Centre built to complement the National COVID-19 Treatment Centre at the Ga East Municipal Hospital.

With Government’s commitment to building at least 3 infectious disease centers as well as a Ghana Centre for Disease Control, the health facility was birthed by the Ghana Private Sector Fund with contributions from both private and public sector organisations. The 100-bed facility was constructed in just under 100 days!

“I commended the Ghanaian ingenuity, patriotism, and dedication to humanity by a team of men and women, 536 strong, working 24 hours to make the impossible a reality”.

“My thanks to the Ministry of Health, 48 Engineers Regiment of the Ghana Armed Forces, the Built Environment Professionals, and the Ghana COVID-19 Private sector fund as well as the donors for making this possible”.

“Three more of these facilities are scheduled to be constructed in Kumasi, Tamale, and Takoradi. This shows that we can do it if we come together and put our minds to it”, he said.

Background of Ghana Infectious Disease Centre project

Construction is beginning for a 100-bed infectious disease isolation and treatment facility at the Ga-East Municipal Hospital to be completed in a record four weeks.

The initiative of the Ghana COVID-19 Private Sector Fund is being done in conjunction with the Ministry of Health in support of the fight against new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The facility is said to be the first infectious disease center in the country and it’s to be constructed by the Ghana Armed Forces.

“Owing to the urgency and the current restrictions on the movement of people, we believe the Ghana Armed Forces is best placed to deploy quickly and execute within the set project schedules,” the Ghana COVID-19 Private Sector Fund stated in a letter to the Chief of Defence Staff.

There have been preliminary meetings between Fund and Director-General, Medical Services and Director Engineer Services on the project.

“Volunteer Architects and Engineers from the Ghana Institute of Architects, The Built Environment Professionals and the Ministry of Health have since the 9th day of April 2020 been working round the clock to finalize the design.

“They have been working in consultation with the National Case Management officials on COVID-19, the Ghana Armed Forces Engineers and the Ministry of Health,” the letter signed by Senyo Hosi, Acting Managing Trustee of the Fund, said.

 

See more of the pictures during the commissioning by the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

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Uber removes cancellation fees it charges on cancelled trips

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Uber removes cancellation fees it charges on cancelled trips

Ridesharing giant Uber has announced the removal of cancellation fees it charges on trips that are cancelled by either drivers or riders.

In the circular sent to all stakeholders, the company explained that after careful study of the market, it has come to realise that removing the trip cancellation charges will ensure that the Uber platform remains the best option for all.

Now going forward if you are 5 minutes late, drivers may choose to cancel the request with no penalty.

The circular reads:

Cancellation fees on Uber have now been removed. This means that no charges will be applied on cancelled trips.

At Uber, we are always monitoring market dynamics and fare structures to ensure our app continues to be the best option for you.

Our data shows that cancellation fees often dissuade you from taking a trip; removing them will have a minimal impact on drivers’ overall earnings while encouraging you to take more trips.
Please note, if you are more than 5 minutes late drivers may choose to cancel trips at no penalty to them.

This new development will definitely be welcomed by the users of the Uber app.

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Things are not as bad as today as they were when NDC was in power – Kofi Bentil

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Things are not as bad as today as they were when NDC was in power – Kofi Bentsil

A Vice President of IMANI Africa, Kofi Bentil, has said that though things are not what Ghanaians expect under the Akufo-Addo administration, but they are far better than they were under Mahama.

Sharing his views on the botched FixtheCountry demonstration with its concomitant issues on JoyNews’ Newsfile on Saturday, May 8, 2021, Mr. Bentil indicated that much as there appears to be a lot of challenges in the system now, they cannot be worse than when John Mahama was in power.

“Things are bad but they’re not as bad as they were under Mahama. I repeat, things aren’t good but they are better than we experienced under the NDC. Our expectations have not been met but one cannot say that what we went through under Mahama was better than now. No!” he emphasized.

A group of Ghanaians, it could be recalled, began a social media campaign aimed at asking the leadership of this country to fix the system since, in their views, things have gone bad.

Dubbed ‘FixtheCountry’, the people behind it have raised issues with water supply, electricity supply, unemployment, increase in taxes and levies, general economic situation in the country as the drive behind this campaign.

A street demonstration towards baring their teeth to the Akufo-Addo administration over the aforementioned issues has been put on hold due to a restraining order against them by the Ghana Police Service citing COVID-19 restrictions.

 

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I Will Never Go Hungry Even If Kwaku Oteng Sacks Me From ABN – Captain Smart

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I Will Never Go Hungry Even If Kwaku Oteng Sacks Me From ABN – Captain Smart

I Will Never Go Hungry: The  30 days suspension of Captain Smart from Angel Broadcasting Network ABN has caused a stir among Ghanaians and people are talking and wondering why Captain Smart who recently resigned from Adom FM and joined ABN has to be put on suspension.

Well, the obvious reason may be the firebrand journalist’s continuous attack on politicians whom he feels are corrupt and not helping the nation.

Paul Adom Otchere, host of Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV had an interview with Captain Smart on his show largely on his suspension from Angel Broadcasting Network. In the interview, Smart made it clear to his critic in the industry who were rejoicing at his suspension that he will never go hungry even if the founder of the media company sacks him.

He also revealed that his suspension is for a month and that after it has expired he will go back to the radio station and continue his work as usual.

He said, “I have brain, my brain is working so there is no way I will go hungry even if the president of ABN decides to terminate my contract”.

“If Kweku Oteng says he cannot work with me again, Praise God, I will leave and will never get hungry because I’m not a lazy person, Yes my brain works. So I called Doc and he said people in government are calling him and the government is using the Ghana Revenue Authority because they say I talk too much” he added.

 

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